Coupled with the highly-anticipated release of its latest iPhone (and all subsequent iPhone 4S accessories), Apple iCloud
is bringing the ease of file syncing and backup to iOS users.
Compared to its previous iterations through iTools, .Mac, and MobileMe, Apple iCloud is a free service for all iOS users allowing synchronization of calendars, contacts, and documents synced on all devices you may have. Not only does it allow cross-syncing through Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches, but even allows functionality via PCs for those of us with feet on both sides of the PC/Mac divide.
Anything purchased via App Store on said devices are automatically backed up into your five gigabytes of free space on Apple iCloud. If one wishes to beef up their storage capacity, they may do so with an annual rates for tiered storage an extra $20, $40, or $100 for 10, 20, or 50GB.
MobileMe was available to Apple enthusaists for $100 a year; however Apple iCloud allows some of the same functionality as its predecessor for free. Find My iPhone, the service previously free on MobileMe, has been included again to help you find whatever iGadget of yours is lost or, knock on wood, stolen. You are able to remotely trigger your misplaced device with a loud pinging sound (even if previously set to vibrate). The phone can be spotted remotely on a map based on its GPS triangulation and like before, you are able to remotely wipe your device should it fall into the wrong hands.
Automatic backup is perhaps one of the key features that Apple fans hold true to the company WiFi connections allow you to back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch automatically via Apple iCloud. It is quick as it only backs up data changed from the last backup.
There are some features that did not make the cut
, which some Apple users previously on MobileMe are missing, according to some reports. Regardless, the service is completely up to the user to sign up with as you are able to prevent certain, or all services, from syncing your devices onto Apple iCloud.
For those dreaming about the iPhone 4S, you would not want to forget about backing up and syncing your device. As you plan on purchasing some of the coolest iPhone 4S covers or classier iPhone 4S leather cases
, consider Wireless Emporium's supply of the best cell phone covers and cheap phone cases to protect your investment, as Apple iCloud does with your precious data.
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